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A La Carte (April 22)

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These Go To 11 – Earlier this week I recorded a podcast with Greg Dutcher and we talked about all kinds of things—pornography, Reformed theology and even baseball. If you’re into podcasts you can listen in at the link.

In Praise of Hymns – CBS News recently highlighted Keith Getty. And I don’t think they got his Irish sense of humor at all.

Dispatches From the Front – My favorite DVD series is on sale at Westminster Books. Speaking of which, check out the blog post Who Can Be Against Us?.

JBMW – The Journal for Bibilical Manhood and Womanhood has released a new issue that is free for the taking.

10 Things Young Singles in Romantic Relationships Ought to Know – Just like the title says.

Present Heaven and Future Heaven – What’s the difference between present heaven and future heaven? Randy Alcorn answers.

Don’t Be Theologically Dumb – “When you love God with your heart but not your mind, you end up loving the god of your imagination, not the God of the universe.”

Bridges

True joy comes only from God and He shares this joy with those who walk in fellowship with Him.

—Jerry Bridges

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